Dave Fish is Executive Editor for The Moneypaper and co-manager (since 1999) of the MP 63 Fund (Symbol: DRIPX), a fund that invests exclusively in companies that offer Direct Investment (or Dividend Reinvestment) Plans. He is also the author of the U.S. Dividend Champions spreadsheet (and PDF), which is updated at the end of each month...and lists companies that have increased their dividend payout for at least 25 consecutive years. (Separate tabs list "Contenders" that have increased their payouts for 10-24 years and "Challengers" that have increased their payouts for 5-9 years.) http://dripinvesting.org/Tools/Tools.asp
Mr. Melman no longer regularly posts comments. He was victimized by stalker(s) who reported all my comments, causing me to be "suspended" for most of 2015. Congratulations to the clique, you won your phony war.
If you are reading this and wondering if it applies to you, then yeah, it probably does. Thanks for nothing.
SA's brain-dead comment moderation policy, and the steady decline in article quality during 2015 as most authors have gone behind the "pay wall", makes this a lot less useful place than it was just a couple of years ago.
84 year old trying to protect my life savings. Worked at IBM and various other computer companies. First in Field Engineering then in sales with Honeywell and Datapoint. I have invested in real estate and mortgages. I have accounts at Vanguard and Scottrade. Mainly invest in ETF and a little in options.